Richard Sennett: The Open City

21 February 2013, 17:30 - 19:00

Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site

CRASSH Understanding Society lecture series supported by the Thriplow Charitable Trust

 

Abstract

Richard Sennett will focus on the relation of social life to physical design. In this lecture he'll explore what shape cities should have to admit the complexities and conflicts of the people who live together, in a particular way. He'll talk about edge conditions within the city, distinguishing between borders and boundaries, exploring the design of porosity and mixture of people who differ from one another.

The lecture is free and open to all, no registration required.

Videos from the Michaelmas 2012 lecture series: 

 

Professor Richard Sennett

Richard Sennett writes about cities, labour and culture. He teaches sociology at New York University and at the London School of Economics.

 

 

Poster image from Flickr creative commons by HowardLake